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FaithFaith and Reason
Matthew Shadle
A doctorate in theology does not qualify you for much outside of being a theology professor, and I have been nothing but a graduate student or professor since I was 21.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis told the Latin American church leaders, “Anyone who lessens the impact of this history or minimizes the current danger dishonors those who have suffered so much and deceives those they claim to serve.”
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
While Éamon de Valera, the great politician and Irish patriot, is not always remembered fondly by all Irish, the writers and editors of America couldn’t get enough of him.
FaithVantage Point
Éamon de Valera
In advance of a visit to the United States in 1919, Irish patriot and politician Éamon de Valera argued in America's pages that Ireland deserved full independence from England.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
The Gloria Purvis Podcast
Laura Masur joins “The Gloria Purvis Podcast” this week to talk about her work recovering fragments of Black American history from what she calls “sites of memory” or places where enslaved persons dwelled, often in Catholic-run institutions.
FaithScripture Reflections
Valerie Schultz
A Reflection for Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent, by Valerie Schultz
Gerard O’Connell
Reflecting on Pope Francis’ 10 years at the Vatican, Cardinal Robert McElroy says that “there has been a fundamental shift in perspective, of cultures and sometimes of priorities within the life of the church.”
people going into a vehicle next to the border wall with mexico
Politics & SocietyLast Take
Mark J. Seitz
President Biden's immigration policy and asylum rules are morally deficient, as vulnerable migrants are dying on their way to the United States from their home countries.
Michael J. O’Loughlin
In a wide-ranging interview with America, Cardinal Blase Cupich reflected on what Pope Francis has accomplished so far, describing the Francis era as “a historic papacy” that comes at “a watershed moment” for the church.
America Video

In just 10 years, Pope Francis has had a world-changing papacy. From viral moments to global travel to groundbreaking papal documents, the pope has made a profound impact on the Catholic Church and the world. To commemorate Francis’ 10th anniversary America’s editors have chosen what we think are the top 10 most memorable moments of Francis’ papacy—so far.

FaithScripture Reflections
Michael J. O’Loughlin
A Reflection for Monday of the Third Week of Lent, by Michael J. O’Loughlin
Politics & SocietyNews
Gabriela Selser - Associated PressFrances D'Emilio - Associated Press
Nicaragua’s government has proposed suspending relations with the Vatican days after Pope Francis reportedly compared President Daniel Ortega’s administration to a communist or Nazi dictatorship amid a crackdown on the Catholic Church.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis comments on whether Putin is committing genocide in Ukraine.
FaithScripture Reflections
Molly Cahill
A Reflection for Saturday of the Second Week of Lent, by Molly Cahill
Screenshot of interview with Pope Francis from La Nacion's YouTube channel.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The pope also talked about the resistance to his papacy, discussed the increasing poverty in his homeland, revealed he has no plans to write a new encyclical, and confirmed he would like to visit Argentina, his homeland.
FaithFaith in Focus
Kerry Weber
We have a ways to go before our church reaches equality. But I refuse to allow my faith to stall until the Holy Father catches up to the Holy Spirit.
FaithFaith in Focus
Simcha Fisher
With Pope Francis' papacy reaching its 10-year mark, what we have right now is a church that talks endlessly about openness and welcome, but the front steps feel hopelessly broken down. Who will fix them?
Arts & CultureBooks
Bill McGarvey
The creative ways audiobooks are being embraced by like Bono or Bob Dylan are creating a new category of content that is different from conventional book publishing.
Arts & CultureFilm
J.D. Long-García
“All That Breathes,” an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, echo aspects of Ignatian spirituality.
people sitting at desks in a large conference room
Politics & SocietyNews
The Associated Press
Germany's Catholic bishops and lay representatives agreed to call for the church in Germany to approve blessings of same-sex unions, despite Vatican statements.